Do you notice that your body contours change, for example in the upper arms, breasts, abdomen or thighs? Then you can bring this back into balance by means of plastic surgery. Major changes in appearance often occur after pregnancy, skin aging or extreme weight loss. The consequences are sagging breasts, a sagging abdomen or localized fat deposits on the thighs, hips, buttocks and/or abdomen.
Body contouring at Aesthetic Center Jan van Goyen
Of course, healthy habits such as the right diet, sufficient exercise and not smoking are of great importance to feel good about yourself. But if the outside is not in balance with your inside due to factors such as pregnancy, extreme weight loss, skin disorders or genetic load, you can discuss the surgical options with a plastic surgeon. During the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will determine the most suitable procedure based on your wishes. Sometimes a combination of different treatments is needed to reshape the body.
Liposuction is a method in which the plastic surgeon surgically removes fat through small incisions. Liposuction provides contour improvements and makes small to large fat deposits disappear. After the liposuction treatment, there are almost no scars visible because the fat is removed via tiny cannulas. Read more about liposuction at Aesthetic Center Jan van Goyen here.
Unlike liposuction, lipofilling is a way to give your face, breasts or buttocks extra volume by filling it with the body's own fat tissue. When you opt for lipofilling, you always first undergo a liposuction treatment to harvest fat, which is placed elsewhere in the body during the same operation. An important condition for lipofilling is that you must have enough fat to inject it elsewhere in the body. Are you curious about the possibilities? Read more about it here lipofilling at Aesthetic Center Jan van Goyen.
The breast lift is performed to bring sagging breasts back into balance with the rest of the body. The décolleté looks firmer and tighter. More information about the breast lift can be found here.
Breast augmentation or reduction
If you are not satisfied with the shape or size of your breasts, you can consider a breast augmentation or reduction. We often see that the shape of the breasts changes due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations or aging. The volume decreases or extra breast tissue develops. During breast enlargement surgery, prostheses are placed to give the breasts more volume and shape. While a breast reduction actually removes tissue and excess skin. Both operations are discussed in detail in advance during a consultation because it is very important that you are aware of the procedure and the risks and complications. Read more about breast augmentation here and Learn more about breast reduction here.
A tummy tuck is the way to strengthen slack abs and remove excess skin for a flatter and toned stomach. After a pregnancy, the abdominal muscles that have made room for the baby may not return to their original position on their own. This is also called a diastasis and this phenomenon can only be remedied by means of a surgical procedure. Sometimes the skin is also stretched to such an extent that the abdomen hangs. This can also happen after extreme weight loss or skin aging. During a consultation, the plastic surgeon can immediately determine whether you suffer from a diastasis and which type of tummy tuck will provide the best results. This differs from person to person. You can read more information about the tummy tuck here.
When your arms relax and the so-called 'chicken wings' become visible, an arm lift is the solution. Keep in mind that this surgery involves visible scars on the inside of your upper arm that will diminish over the years but will not become invisible. Read more about the arm lift here.
The skin on your thighs and around your knees can slacken and sag for various reasons. The plastic surgeon remedies this weakness by means of a thigh lift, but the operation leaves visible scars. These will become less visible over time but never disappear completely.
Body contouring: the possibilities
The contour or shape of the body changes due to a number of possible factors and it is an option to combine different surgery. This depends on the extent and duration of the operation. When you come to your first consultation, the plastic surgeon will indicate what the options are.